Annual Report 2012


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“K”LINEBULKSHIPPING(UK)LIMITEDSERVINGASAHIGHLYREGARDEDPARTNERTOSTEELANDELECTRICPOWERCOMPANIESINEUROPE“K”LINEBULKSHIPPING(UK)LIMITEDWASESTABLISHEDIN2003TOENGAGEINBULKBUSINESSINTHEATLANTICOCEANAREAANDBEGANOPERATINGITSOWNBULKCARRIERSIN2006.ITEMPLOYSNINETEENWORKERSOFMORETHANSIXDIFFERENTNATIONALITIES.ITCURRENTLYOPERATESAflEETOFAPPROXIMATELYTHIRTYCARRIERS,INCLUDINGCHARTEREDVESSELS,ANDITSflEETINCLUDESfiFTEENCAPESIZE,FIVEPANAMAXANDEIGHTHANDYMAXCLASSSHIPS.BASEDINLONDON,THECOMPANYSPECIALIZESINATLANTICOCEANWATERS,FOCUSINGONTRANSPORTOFCARGOTOLEADINGEUROPEANSTEELMAKERSANDELECTRICPOWERCOMPANIES,INCLUDINGARCELORMITTALANDTHYSSENKRUPP.●ESTABLISHED:JULY2003●NO.OFSHIPSINOPERATION:28●NO.OFEMPLOYEES:19●LOCATION:UNITEDKINGDOMSALHEAVYLIFTGMBHOPERATINGHEAVYLIFTERSWITHTHEWORLD’S-HIGHESTLIFTINGCAPACITYSALHEAVYLIFTGMBHISASPECIALTYHEAVYLIFTSERVICESCOMPANYTHATEM-PLOYSHIGHLYSPECIALIZEDCREWMEMBERSANDENGINEERINGTECHNICIANSANDHASTHECAPACITYTOSAFELYTRANSPORTHEAVYLIFTCARGOINAWIDERANGEOFSHAPESANDSIZES.ITOPERATESAflEETOFSIXTEENHEAVYLIFTERS,INCLUDINGTWOEQUIPPEDWITHCRANESWITHTHEWORLD’SHIGHESTLIFTINGCAPACITYOF2,000TONS.THESEVESSELS,TWOOFONLYFOURHEAVYLIFTERSINTHEWORLDEQUIPPEDWITHDYNAMICPOSITIONINGSYSTEM(DPS),AREENGAGEDINTHETRANSPORTOFOILANDGASDEVELOPMENTFACILITIESANDOFFSHORE-RELATEDFACILI-TIES,WHICHREQUIREADVANCEDTRANSPORTTECHNIQUES.●ESTABLISHED:1980●NO.OFSHIPSINOPERATION:16●NO.OFEMPLOYEES:120●LOCATION:GERMANY“K”LINELNGSHIPPING(UK)LIMITEDPROVIDINGHIGH-QUALITYSHIPPINGSERVICESTOCUSTOMERSINADDITIONTOPROVIDINGHIGH-QUALITYSHIPMANAGEMENTSERVICESFORAflEETOFEIGHTMODERNLNGCARRIERS,“K”LINELNGSHIPPING(UK)LIMITEDENGAGESINLNGTRANSPORTATIONBUSINESSDEVELOPMENTACTIVITIESINTHEATLANTICREGION.THE“K”LINEGROUPOPERATESITSLNGTRANSPORTATIONBUSI-NESSFROMTWOLOCATIONS,TOKYOANDLONDON,AND“K”LINELNGSHIPPING(UK)ISRESPONSIBLEFORTHEATLANTICREGION.THECOMPANYISCONTRIBUTINGTOTHEOVERALLDEVELOPMENTOFTHE”K”LINEGROUP’SENERGYTRANSPORTATIONBUSINESSBYSTRENGTHENINGRELATIONSHIPWITHCUSTOMERSINTHEREGIONANDSECURINGSTABLEEARNINGSBASEDONROBUSTCHARTERCONTRACTSWITHOILANDGASMAJORS.●ESTABLISHED:FEBRUARY2005●NO.OFSHIPSINOPERATION:8●NO.OFEMPLOYEES:25●LOCATION:UNITEDKINGDOMKLINEOFFSHOREASCONTRIBUTINGTOFLOURISHINGOFFSHOREENERGYDEVELOPMENTKLINEOFFSHOREASISASHIPPINGCOMPANYTHAT“K”LINEESTABLISHEDJOINTLYWITHANORWEGIANPARTNERAGAINSTABACKDROPOFFLOURISHINGOFF-SHOREANDULTRA-DEEPWATERRESOURCEDEVELOPMENT.THECOMPANYHASAflEETOFSEVENVESSELS,CONSISTINGOFTWOULTRALARGEANCHORHANDLINGTUGSUPPLYVESSELS(AHTSS)ANDFIVEULTRALARGEPLATFORMSUPPLYVESSELS(PSVS).THECOMPANYHASCOMPILEDASUCCESSFULTRACKRECORD,ENTERINGINTOMEDIUM-TERMANDLONG-TERMCONTRACTWITHPETROBRASOFBRAZILANDCONOCOPHILLIPSOFTHEU.S.FORPSVSANDUPTOEIGHTMONTHSCONTRACTWITHSTATOILOFNORWAYFORANAHTS.●ESTABLISHED:OCTOBER2007●NO.OFSHIPSINOPERATION:7●NO.OFEMPLOYEES:9●LOCATION:NORWAY“K”LINEEUROPEANSEAHIGHWAYSERVICESGMBHPROVIDINGAFLEXIBLE,HIGH-QUALITYSHORTSEASHIPPINGSERVICEFORCARSANDRO-ROCARGOESINEUROPEANWATERSINEUROPE,SHORTSEATRANSPORT,WHICHHASLOWERENVIRONMENTALIMPACTTHANOTHERTRANSPORTMODES,HASBECOMEINCREASINGLYIMPORTANTINRECENTYEARS.SINCEITSESTABLISHMENTINBREMEN,GERMANYIN2003,“K”LINEEUROPEANSEAHIGHWAYSERVICESGMBHHASPROVIDEDflEXIBLE,CUSTOMER-FOCUSEDSERVICES,CONCLUDEDAGREEMENTSWITHLEADINGAUTO-MAKERS,ANDEXPANDEDTHESCALEOFITSTRANSPORTOPERATIONSTOMORETHAN700,000VEHICLESPERYEAR.THECOMPANYOPERATESTWELVECARCARRIERSINEUROPEANWATERS,MAINLYTHENORTHSEAANDBALTICSEA,ANDOFFERSHIGH-QUALITYSERVICESINANAREAEXTENDINGFROMSPAINTORUSSIA.●ESTABLISHED:JULY2003●NO.OFSHIPSINOPERATION:12●NO.OFEMPLOYEES:25●LOCATION:GERMANY■“K”LINE’SINDEPENDENTLY-OPERATINGLOCALSUBSIDIARYINEUROPE29ANNUALREPORT2012


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